Florida Democratic Rep.-elect Maxwell Frost, the primary member of Generation Z elected to Congress, stated on Thursday that he was denied an house rental in Washington, DC, because of his “really bad” credit.
“Just applied to an apartment in DC where I told the guy that my credit was really bad. He said I’d be fine. Got denied, lost the apartment, and the application fee,” Frost wrote in a tweet.
“This ain’t meant for people who don’t already have money,” the incoming 25-year-old congressman added.
Frost, who labored as a neighborhood organizer earlier than his congressional run in Florida’s tenth District, stated that he racked up the debt throughout the marketing campaign and that he didn’t earn sufficient money working as an Uber driver to pay for the excessive value of residing within the nation’s capital.
“For those asking, I have bad credit cause I ran up a lot of debt running for Congress for a year and a half. Didn’t make enough money from Uber itself to pay for my living,” Frost tweeted.
Frost shocked the political institution by defeating extra seasoned Democratic opponents in a crowded major area earlier than beating Republican Calvin Wimbish within the Nov. 8 midterm election.
“It isn’t magic that we won our very difficult race. For that primary, I quit my full time job cause I knew that to win at 25 yrs old, I’d need to be a full time candidate. 7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day. It’s not sustainable or right but it’s what we had to do,” Frost stated.
“As a candidate, you can’t give yourself a stipend or anything till the very end of your campaign. So most of the run, you have no $ coming in unless you work a second job,” he added.
The common hire for an average-sized house within the District is $2,335, according to RentCafe.com. DC ranks No. 22 within the nation, among the many nation’s 100 largest cities, in phrases of median value of hire, according to ApartmentList.com.
Lawmakers in DC have typically resorted to uncommon residing preparations because of excessive housing prices, with some members of Congress even residing out of their workplaces, sleeping on inflatable mattresses or sofas.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) famously roomed with colleagues Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and former Rep. George Miller (D-CA) till 2014.